Doctor Faustus (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

In this long one act, Doctor Faustus is bored with life so, as a joke, he conjures up the devil. He is shocked when his own personal devil, Mephistopheles, actually appears. 

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Doctor Faustus (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this long one act, Doctor Faustus is bored with life so, as a joke, he conjures up the devil. He is shocked when his own personal devil, Mephistopheles, actually appears. She is a young, beautiful, elusive, reserved and melancholy. As they bargain for his soul, Faustus becomes obsessed with her. Their oddly compelling love story forms an unusual and haunting version of the Faust legend.

Published in DeFlores & Other Plays.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Folk
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

2m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written monologues and epics, spare realistic dramas ...

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First produced at the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1978.

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